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of the luxury of time and my publisher, simon & schuster, i declined to get the meeting notes to get the exact detail to interview president obama and speaker boehner and the key players in this. i just want to take one quick snapshot from what happened that we didn't know about, which is critical. when the cops pull up less when the president was upset, he called the congressional leaders on a saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock a.m. the democratic and republican leaders were trying to work out their own deal. harry reid, the democratic leader, said to the president, mr. president, could you please leave the room? i have covered presidents for four years. i know of no other time where the president was asked the meeting in his own house that he had called. i asked the president about this. i said how did it feel to be voted off the island in your own house. because that is what happened. he said that he was not going to stand on protocol, that the problem needed to be solved. but in the next day, he called democratic leaders to the white house from 6:00 o'clock on a sunday night. and harry reid
between us" a memoir, a simon & schuster title and and you are watching booktv on c-span two. up next deanne stillman reports on the largest manhunt in cover history after -- this is just over an hour. [applause] >> that was a really nice introduction and i want to say a big thank you to debbie, debbie kross and trudy mills and you all have been such great supporters of my work and the literary community. it's really nice and also think you to c-span for continuing to support my work as well. i love booktv and in the program may teach at uc riverside in palm desert i recommend highly to my students that they watch the tv every weekend. also i would like to thank all of you for coming out tonight. it means a lot to me and it's a beautiful evening, a full moon evening and it's hot out. not unlike the weather that wasn't played on -- when they incident i write about in my new book "desert reckoning" takes place. i want to tell you a bit about how and why i came to write this book. it was august 2, 2003 and as some of you know the mohave is my long-time beat longtime beach and i was visit
a pleasure to be here. the stewardship of the simon center for american studies here has been stellar, and its heritage now speaks out on a variety of philosophical as well as practical questions of the day in a way that has changed the conversation in washington. it is also always an honor for me to be here in the house that had built to at fuller, one of the great figures of modern conservatism, and he really build this place. he did build it. from nothing into the a great empire that it is today. and i also would send greetings to the other end who is certainly one of the most effective attorney-general said to my attorneys general i should say of the united states and many, many years and two courageously launched the whole movement for original lesson in constitutional object. well, i am here to say something about the argument of this book which is, you can have heard, call i am the change. and the title is meant to bring out president obama's louis the 14 side. louis the 14 supposedly said, i am the state. mr. obamacare very close in a press conference to say i am the change. t
was reyna grande whose memoir is called "the distance between us" a memoir, published by sean -- simon & schuster. reyna grande tell us your life story. >> my life story? you mean the kerosene story? >> when you went to school and they did a sanitation check on you. >> oh, okay. yeah, when i came to -- in fifth grade one day than there showed up and the teacher said she is coming to inspect all the kids for lice. i was so shocked because i couldn't understand that happened in mexico because all of his head lice. we were all poor kids coming to school barefoot and dirty and we all head lice but in l.a. i didn't expect there to be lice and for a second there i thought maybe they cross the border illegally like i had. i got inspected and it turned out that i had lice. i was so afraid to go home and tell that to my dad because i didn't want him to think that i was still that dirty little girl he had left mine in mexico. i thought he was going to beat me as well because that was his favorite way of disciplining us. it turned out that my father was not angry at me and he didn't blame me and
is called "the distance between us: a memoir," published by simon & schuster. reyna grande, tell us the life story. >> guest: the life story? demand the kerosene story? >> host: the story when you were to school and they did a sanitation check on you. >> guest: okay, when i came to elementary and fifth-grade, one day the nurse showed up in the teacher said she's come to inspect all the kids for lace. and i was so shocked because i couldn't understand is that it happened in mexico because all of us had lace. we were all poor kids coming to school barefoot and dirty and we all had lice. but in l.a. i just didn't expect it to be lice. for a while i thought i had crossed the border illegally like i had. i got inspect it and it turned out that i had lice and i was so afraid to go home and tell that to my dad because i didn't want him to think that i was still the dirty little girl he had left behind in mexico. and i thought he was going to beat me as well because that was his favorite way of disciplining us. and it turned out that my father was not angry at me and he didn't blame me and he didn't
for them. >> host: and we have been talking with reyna grande, "the distance between us: a memoir," a simon & schuster title. you are watching booktv on c-span 2. >> joseph wheelan recounts the life of general sure didn't who forced the surrender of robert e. lee at appomattox courthouse. the author recalls general sure didn't postwar career, which included command of the u.s. army. it's about 45 minutes. >> i want to thank quiller ridge books for inviting me back and all of you people for coming out to hear about general bill sheridan, who out of the triumvirate of union generals credited with winning civil war companies probably the least known of them. the others being ulysses s. grant and william tecumseh sherman. 1937, the three generals appear together in a commemorative postage stamp. as part of a series with great u.s. military commanders. and to his right is sherman and sheridan is on grants left. this is appropriate because by the time the civil war ended, sheraton was sometimes referred to as the left hand of grant of the left-handed. he was 10 years younger than grant and sherma
you are out the door. it is an honor to be here. having been an actor simon recovered actors who is now in my right mind and my left brain but having been there for a long time i appreciate the club and all the statement has done to create the first oasis in the desert that is hollywood. thank you for that. really appreciate it. [applause] deeply appreciate all the amazing work that david did. you were magnificent on all the news channels exposing the travesty of the current administration's policies living up to libya and since. i want to say thank you for being a champion of liberty and freedom. thank you. [applause] it is great restoration weekend and if you have not been, please get the tablet out there and we will go last year and we screened our film and we are able to be there and it is phenomenal. an opportunity for liberty lovers to share the most amazing mines, declaring a call and this year we will all be celebrating together and raising a glass post-election. i want to see you guys there. be sure to join us. last year we had a wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coul
simon. this award has always been a major national book price with a hosted outstanding previous winners including among so many others, langston hughes, zora neale hurston and even the reverend dr. martin luther king jr.. and now thanks to the vision, commitment and shared energy of one person, we now have a hot web site and live streaming video of our event, national press coverage and several cavorting lectures and presentations and you know who that one person is. she is the lifeblood of the anisfeld-wolf book awards, my dear friend and comrade mary louise khan. give it up for mary louise. stand up, mary louise. [applause] our annual ceremony has become an important event on cleveland social and intellectual calendar and that takes an entire team of people including ron of course but also cindy schultz. cindy, please stand up in the six other team members who have worked for months to create this evening. give it up for cindy. [applause] as married with louise put it to me just yesterday and i quote the e-mail making sure i was going to be here, the e-mail -- called me when i was on
oates, psychologist steven pinker, my colleague. a historian, simon schama. this has always been a major national book prize with a host of us any previous winners, including among so many others, links to use, zora neale hurston, and the reverend or the king junior. and now, thanks to the vision, committed in sheer energy of one person, we now have a hot website and live streaming video of our event, national press club in several supporting lectures and presentations. you all know that one person is the lifeblood of the anisfield-wolf book awards, my dear friend and comrade, mary louise hunt. give it up for mary louise. stand up, mary louise. [applause] our annual ceremony has become an event in cleveland social intellectual calendar and that takes an entire team of people to pull off, including ron of course, but also sandy shoals. cindy, please stand up in the six other team members who have worked for months to create this evening. give it up to cindy. [applause] as mary louise put it to me just yesterday, and i quote an e-mail, making sure it's going to be here, she e-mailed me thr
to colonel joseph. and that's it. other to thank aei, kenneth green, our mascot at uw. john m. simon kenneth green has been instrumental in getting me here. one final slide. in this book, we talked mostly about barack obama here. rush is one chapter piercy imagine how much information they packed into this the paper talk about organic food, genetically modified food in the future could come environmentalism, solar power, vaccines, european science, gender research, science journalism, false equivalence, wore an excellent and important issues for 2012 and beyond. that said, that's all i have. thank you very much. [applause] >> by the book. it's worth the investment of me. i have a bunch of questions, but i'm going to go to the floor after only asking one of them. could you talk a little bit about how natural gas went from being clean burning natural gas in the environmental movement to the point where we now have a war on natural gas from the mainstream? >> that's a great question. john and sign has a great answer to this. natural gas is to be a turning of the environment must the environment
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